Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BGS Raw Card Review Submission From March 7, 2015 Update Number 3 - 2014 Topps Dynasty Mike Piazza Autograph w/Relic

With the 2 resubmitted cards done now we get to the cards that went through the BGS grading process for the first time. Piazza is up 1st :

2014 Topps Dynasty

With a card being uncirculated it would seem to me that it should get a gem mint grade as it has not been handled but I have seen plenty of uncirculated cards earn lower grades. Hopefully that does not happen to mine but when I acquired this I did my research and from the pictures and with card in hand I do not see any problems here. Nice crisp signature on what seems to a perfect card. Here's hoping my one and only Dynasty card in my collection will be gem minty. 

Results and thoughts :

UGH !!!

The biggest disappointed of the whole batch. This was second on the submission post which meant I was pretty damn sure that it would grade out to gem mint yet it did not.

What I also found interesting is that the graders did not open the case that it came in. These Dynasty cards come in a sealed case and I never touched the card when I acquired it. I submitted it to BGS in the still sealed case and they did their review without breaking the seal. Interesting to say the least. 

The perfectionist in me is irked that I did not get to add a gem mint Piazza autograph to the collection but the collector in me is happy nonetheless that the card did earn an overall 9 and as expected the autograph grade is a 10 as it is flawless. 

As with all raw grades you never know what the sub grades are so you don't know how close you are to a higher grade or how close you were to earning a lower one. This like most of the cards from the submission went to BGS to get slabbed so in a month we shall see how close I was to gem mint on this one. 

With all that said, we are 3 cards out of 15 in and I am already done with being disappointed. Yes, the other 12 range from satisfactory to downright giddy.
= )

Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.


  1. I would be so bad at judging the condition of cards for grading.

    1. You learn after lots of practice.
      That said, all those coming up are beautiful and I hit the mark on almost each one except two BUT that isnt a bad thing